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  1. FutureDomain

    FutureDomain Active Member

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    Hi everyone

    I have been busy teaching myself a some new & upgraded software. I have done 2 or 3 before the Buckingham Palace site but wanted your expert views on my progress.

    Still ironing some of the code but let me know what you think.

    http://www.buckinghampalacetours.com

    Many Thanks
    Leon
     
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    Serif webplus is still not the way to do it properly, but I guess its not bad :) Photoshop + Notepad++ (or coda if you have a pretty mac)

    SEO:

    Title is wrong
    Keywords are stuffed and should be words, not phrases
    Stylesheet should be external
    H1 Tag is wrong
    Lots of inline styling
    Image names are rediculous
    No non-www redirect
    Invalid code
    Need I go on? :(


    Design:
    Its not terrible.
    Unsure about the menu
    I like the quotes
    I dont like the boxes having to be clicked in the bottom right.
    Some other thoughts but nothing major.


    You are good at design just serif webplus has let you down. :/
     
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    nice youv got webplus x4 im still using x2
    been thinking about upgrading, is it better?
     
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    Web plus sucks.

    Proper web design = Photoshop + Hand Coding

    Until you learn to do that your designs will have bad seo and not be the best they can be :/
     
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    wow ebay has 182 Errors :lol:
    acorn has a few as well
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, for quite some time I have been coding using notepad, my designs are all done in pure vector/photoplus/corel/photoshop . I thought I would give webplus 4 a blast for speed, it doesn't SEO like my normal work and I must admit I'm not a fan of internal css but the design work is very quick and I'm looking at cleaning the code up and switching the css to external after the designs is finished. Does appear to index quite well, despite the code problems.

    Aston, your obviously a very experienced coder and I appreciate your feedback, when I get time to revamp the code I will be using your list of errors to help.

    Namealot, sort of, the official site will probably always be top but I hope to get some of the traffic from directs etc. I'm getting traffic from around 12 different countries and approx 18-20 uniques a day.

    Boxerdog, as Ashton says its not so cleaver with the code, I have hundreds of domains still to dev before March next year with a plan to get each of them making around £2 a day income, so thought its worth a go, and x4 is faster than DW for me, but the code suffers, probably fixable with a few changes and good old notepad.

    Many Thanks
    Leon
     
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    For pushing out lots of sites I guess it will do. :) Good luck.
     
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    Thanks Ashton
     
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